A gunfight broke out between government forces and militants in Mir Mohalla area of Tral town in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday evening.
A senior police official said after receiving specific information about the presence of militants in the area a joint team of 42-Rashtriya Rifles, J&K police’s SOG and 180 CRPF launched a cordon and search operation.
As the forces intensified the searches, the hiding militants opened fire, leading to a gunfight, he said.
“Exchange of fire at #Tral #Awantipora. SF on the job. Details shall follow,” police wrote on Twitter.
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More details are awaited.